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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Oct 8, 2010 7:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Brent Mydland

I've heard people say many times over the past twenty years or so that they thought there were times that Brent carried the band when the rest of them were too stoned or apathetic to care. It's actually a common sentiment, maybe only among younger heads but maybe not. As much as I do think that beyond Pigpen, Brent was the most well rounded and exciting person to sit at that position in the whole history of the band, I've never heard a show where I felt that the man carried Jerry or any other member of the Dead. Can anyone who feels differently cite/link a specific show where Jerry was slacking and Brent saved the day? Or does everyone here just hate his guts?

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Poster: Edsel Date: Oct 8, 2010 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Brent Mydland

I don't hate his guts, I just don't get off on listening to a grown man try to sound like a 13 year old girl.

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Poster: Ole Uncle John Date: Oct 8, 2010 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Brent Mydland

He was the only GD keyboardist I ever saw as after 100+ shows I chose not to follow them into the Vince/Hornsby era.

That being said I never was an enthusiast. I hated his songs, and felt each one 'robbed' me of another Jerry tune I may have heard that night.His keys however were more than adequate and were a real highlight on songs like Big River and China Doll.

His duo with Garcia on Dear Mr. Fantasy was probably his apex in my opinion.Judging from the From the Vault video releases he seems to have energized Jerry which alone should earn our appreciation.

This post was modified by Ole Uncle John on 2010-10-08 19:57:22